Rémy Cabella

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Rémy Cabella
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Cabella in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rémy Cabella[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 13
Youth career
2000–2004 Gazélec Ajaccio
2004–2009 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Montpellier 97 (24)
2010–2011 Arles-Avignon (loan) 17 (3)
2014–2016 Newcastle United 31 (1)
2015– Marseille (loan) 18 (3)
National team
2010–2012 France U21 17 (4)
2011 Corsica 1 (0)
2014– France 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 August 2015

Rémy Cabella (born 8 March 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 team Marseille. He plays as an attacking midfielder and has been described as a fast, agile and creative midfielder who can play on the wing or behind a striker.[3]

Early life[edit]

Cabella was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, to an Italian father and a Corsican mother.[4] He started his youth career at local club Gazélec Ajaccio before joining Montpellier's academy at the age of 14 and winning the 2009 Coupe Gambardella with their under-19 team.[5]

Club career[edit]

Montpellier[edit]

Cabella playing for Montpellier in the Champions League

Cabella signed a three-year professional contract with Montpellier in July 2009. He injured the cruciate ligament in his right knee during training in September and was ruled out for the season.[5]

He was sent on loan to Arles-Avignon for the 2010–11 Ligue 1 season, where he scored three goals in 17 league appearances.

Cabella signed a two-year extension to his contract in January 2012, which would keep him at the club til 2016. In a 1–0 win over Brest on 4 February 2012, Cabella struck a volley from a cross that struck the back of his teammate Geoffrey Dernis and went into the opposition's net for a goal. Cabella was credited with the assist.[6] On 11 February 2012 in a 3–0 victory over Ajaccio, Cabella scored with a right-footed shot across Ajaccio's keeper after being put away by Olivier Giroud.[7] On 20 May 2012, his team won the league for the first time in the club's history.

In May 2014, Cabella announced his intention to leave the club in the summer.[8]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 13 July 2014, Cabella signed for Newcastle United on a six-year deal, for a reported £8 million.[9] He made his competitive debut on 17 August as Newcastle began the season with a 2–0 defeat at home to Manchester City, playing the full 90 minutes.[10] Cabella's first Newcastle goal came on 31 January 2015, opening a 3–0 win away at Hull City.[11] He was subsequently awarded player of the month for January by Newcastle fans.[12]

Marseille[edit]

On 19 August 2015, Cabella joined Ligue 1 side Marseille on a season-long loan as part of a deal that saw Florian Thauvin transfer to Newcastle United.[13] He made his club debut on 23 August 2015, starting in a 6–0 victory over Troyes.[14] On 3 December 2015 Cabella scored his first goal for Marseille in a 1-0 win over Rennes before netting again the following week in a 2-2 draw with Montpellier.[15]

On February 1, 2016 a buyout clause in Cabella's loan deal was activated making his move to Marseille permanent.[16]

International career[edit]

Cabella was named on the stand-by list for France's 2014 World Cup squad.[17] He made his international debut coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Yohan Cabaye in a 4–0 friendly match win over Norway on 27 May 2014.[18] On 6 June, Cabella replaced Clement Grenier who withdrew from the World Cup squad through injury.[19] The team reached the quarter-finals, although Cabella did not enter the field of play.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 January 2016[2][20]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arles-Avignon (loan) 2010–11 Ligue 1 17 3 1 0 0 0 18 3
Montpellier 2011–12 29 3 4 3 1 0 34 6
2012–13 31 7 2[a] 0 2 1 6[b] 0 41 8
2013–14 37 14 3 0 1 0 41 14
Total 97 24 9 3 4 1 6 0 116 28
Newcastle United 2014–15 Premier League 31 1 1 0 2 0 34 1
Marseille 2015–16 Ligue 1 18 3 1 1 0 0 5[c] 0 24 4
Career total 163 31 12 4 6 1 11 0 192 36
  1. ^ 1 appearance in Trophée des Champions (French Supercup).
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League.
  3. ^ Appearances in Europa League.

International[edit]

As of 20 August 2015[21]
France national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 4 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Montpellier[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Here. p. 14. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rémy Cabella profile". Ligue 1. 
  3. ^ Osborn, Simon (14 October 2013). "Who is Remy Cabella? Lowdown on the Manchester United target". Metro. 
  4. ^ "Remy CABELLA profile". FIFA. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Eastham, James. "Remy Cabella: 'Newcastle were interested in January - the Premier League is fantastic'". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Ligue 118:00 +00:00, February 4, 2012Stade de la Mosson (2012-02-04). "Gamecast: Montpellier v Brest - French Ligue 1 - ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  7. ^ Ligue 114:00 +00:00, February 11, 2012Stade de la Mosson (2012-02-11). "Gamecast: Montpellier v AC Ajaccio - French Ligue 1 - ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Transfer news: Remy Cabella boost for Newcastle United". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Marshall, Anthony (13 July 2014). "United Complete Cabella Capture". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (17 August 2014). "Newcastle 0-2 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Dawkes, Phil (31 January 2015). "Hull 0-3 Newcastle". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Cabella Wins Player Of The Month Prize". NUFC. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Florian Thauvin: Newcastle sign winger & loan out Remy Cabella". BBC Sport. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  14. ^ Scott, A (23 August 2015). "MICHEL'S MARSEILLE HIT TROYES FOR SIX". Ligue 1. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Waugh, Chris (7 December 2015). "Newcastle United loan men: Ivan Toney and Remy Cabella find their scoring form". Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  16. ^ Hover, Ashley. "Marseille activate option to sign Cabella". Squawka. Retrieved 1 Feb 2016. 
  17. ^ "Samir Nasri misses out on France squad". ESPN FC. 13 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Giroud bags brace in stroll". ESPN FC. 27 May 2014. 
  19. ^ Holyman, Ian. "Injured Grenier out of World Cup". ESPN FC. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  20. ^ Rémy Cabella profile at Soccerway
  21. ^ Rémy Cabella at National-Football-Teams.com

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